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dignitaries cut a piece of crime scene tape to officially open the new lab. >> forensic sciences will specialize particularly in dna testing, firearms and fingerprints and will have a fully functioning public health lab as well. >> reporter: gone are the days when evidence collected from rape victims sat on shelves untested and dna from cold cases went unanalyzed. >> it was a lot of work and i lot of advocacy. but can i tell you why i'm really here? i'm here for the moms of homicide victims who they labored so long and so hard to try to get this lab built and victims of sexual assault who were victimized twice when their rape kits weren't tested. >> reporter: kathy patterson help put the lab's initial pieces in place. first two floors of the building house the crime lab where firearms will be tested and fingerprints examined. the dna lab, which for the last two years occupied space in lorton, now has a permanent home. an entire floor will house the city's morgue where autopsies will be done. there is even a toxicology lab. >> to reduce this to what it is all about, it is more lik
that suspects will get convicted, but there is good forensic science and it is more likely that innocent people will not be convicted if there is good forensic science and that is what this lab is about. >> and the crime lab is an independent lab and not answering to the chief of police. >> tony williams said it was his vision that got the project off the ground. >> tomorrow marks ten years since the d.c. sniper attacks began during the 3 week spree. the two were captured and convicted. mohammed was executed and roberts is serving a sentence. we covered the story back then, paul, and is there anything that sticks out in your mind. >> the lind -- the murder of linda franklin. a lady going about her business at the home depot, outside with her husband. and then if you recall there was one person who came forward and said he saw the sniper and was lying. and that sends people wondering, what was going on here? it was just such a frightening time. >> i think i remember when this broke and no one knew what was going on, i was sent to the location in aspen hill and i remember in the days afterwards a
will be developed by a school teacher? >> yes. there's an entire line of science toys, encouraging girls to get involved in science. there's journals, online, interactivity way to get kids hooked on science. >> reporter: this comes from the d.c. area. word around. >> this is a travel game you can take with you. for older kids and adults. moves quick. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: now let's talk about younger kids. >> this is an active game. based on disney fairies. you put them around the house. girls will pull one of these out of the bag. when you get to fairy, you run around the house and try to grab as many as you can. they're up and active. this is green toys, made of 100% recycled plastic. it's waterproof so kids can take it in the bath. not only can you control the car, you can play music now. i have all my songs downloaded on itunes. then i can open up the doors of the car and the car becomes a speaker. >> reporter: blue tooth from the device to the vehicle? >> yeah. you can drive it, may your music and it's kind of fun. >> reporter: really by moving the ipad around will steer the car.
's this big. so at least it's shrinking. >> that is some science right there. >> sometimes it gets down to something that simple. >>> here it is on the radar. earlier, a couple of hours ago, you had areas from frederick to warrenton all the way down south that had the moderate and heavy rain. now it is a much smaller area. you can see it as we go ahead and zoom in. moderate pockets of heavy rain still happening along 29 from columbia to bethesda in d.c., woodbridge, clinton, even diehl. all of that is headed east through areas of anne arundel county and prince george's county over the next hour. rain falling. still have a southwest wind. later today, we'll have more of a westerly wind. that will be as this weather front finally comes through. that is why i think our best chance for afternoon showers and storms will be areas east and along i-95 and down across southern maryland. as far as the weekend goes, a lot of folks asking about the weekend. i think that front will be well south and east. sunshine around the area for saturday. a little area of low pressure on sunday. could bring jus
to invest in basic science and research, all the things that are helping america grow. i think that would be a mistake. >> just so everybody understands, we are way over our first 15 minutes. we are still on the economy. we'll come back to taxes and move on to the deficit and a lot of other things, too. >> mr. president, you are absolutely right, with regard to 97% of business is not taxed at the 30 boppers in tax rate, they are taxed at lower tax rate. but those top 3% employee half the -- those are the businesses that employ one-quarter of all the workers in america. your plan is to take that tax rate from 38% to 40%. federal income tax, federal payroll tax, state income tax, state sales tax, gasoline tax, it adds up to 50% oo what they earn. your plan is to take the tax rate on successful small businesses from 35% to 40%. the national federation of businesses has said that will cost 700,000 jobs. i don't want to cost jobs.+ my priority is jobs. what i'd do is bring down the tax rate, lower deductions and exemptions, the same idea behind bowles-simpson, by the way. get the breaks down,
team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson. >> it is cool. science is always cool. and the fact we've got fog out. what makes fog form? the clear sky and calm winds. >>> it is pretty calm right now. the rain has moved out. a lot of moisture. that's the area that had the heavy rain. dense fog advisory for fauquier county, spotsylvania county, and off to the west in albemarle county. we're at 63 in fairfax and reston. areas around calvert, 63. franconia, your hometown forecast. 7:00 a.m., still cloud cover around the area. 68 degrees around 7:00. low 70s, some sunshine around noon. after 3:00 today, when you really want to keep an eye on the sky, especially areas south of d.c. around southern maryland over toward rappahannock again, the same areas that had the heavy rain yesterday. 81 with a 40% chance of rain for today. your seven day forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. right now first 4 traffic. >> thanks, veronica. >>> right now tracking breaking news on the roadway. if you're traveling the dulles access road eastbound, still seeing all the eastbound lanes of the access road block
the hall in the science classroom, the normally giggle-indeu giggle-inducing topic of human reproduction turns into a lesson of self control. >> even though there might be some funny stuff here, you know, being able to control the laughing and bringing it back is just as important as any other skill you might ever have in your life. >> self control which is often in really short supply in our society has been proven to be a marker for success later in life. psychologists famously proved that years ago in the hidden camera marshmallow test, one of which is shown here. kids are offered the temptation, the instant gratification of a marshmallow while they're promised seconds if they can just hold off from ringing the bell. >> if you can stay here and wait for me to come back without eating the marshmallow, then you get two marshmallows. >> the kids who were able to marshal their marshmallow self-control and hold out for seconds, would later score about 200 points higher on their s.a.t.s than the kids who gave in. it might just be a marshmallow, it's also a bit of grit in action. >> interest
his dog and uses science to bring him back to life. and liam neeson comes back with revenge in the sequel to 2008's "taken." he takes on killers seeking revenge for a murder committed in the first film. you can see reviews for both movies at myfoxdc.com. >>> a any of the-year franchise still going strong. today marks five decades since james bond hit the big screen in the classic film "dr. no." sean connery filled the shoes in that first one. daniel craig now plays bond. he'll be back in theaters next month in "skyfall." it's the 23rd official film. >> amazing. >>> on this friday morning we have a lot for you still coming up. but coming up next, comedian and radio show host, tom papa -- >> papa. >> you got me all jacked up. >> i did it to you, sorry. papa is in town for a gig at the improve. is he smiling? he's still smiling. first he'll join us live instudio. >> will feel more like fall this weekend, so might be time for a world famous hay ride. good morning, sarah. >> reporter: good morning. we're at what seems to be the world famous cox farms this morning. and we are here
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